Lucy Joy Morris

 Conductor  ~ Musical Director ~ Music Educator 

Biography
Lucy Joy Morris grew up in Berkshire, and as a keen violinist and singer studied at Berkshire Maestros and then the Junior Royal College of Music. She went on to study music at Queens’ College, Cambridge, where she was awarded the Beament prize for outstanding performance in her final year. 
 
In Cambridge, Lucy sang with Trinity College Choir, played the violin in several ensembles, and turned her hand to conducting after founding a mixed voice choir at Queens' College. Lucy conducted the MagSoc Chorus and Symphony Orchestras in large-scale performances, and from 2013-2015 was a senior scholar on the Conducting Programme of Queens’ where she took part in a series of masterclasses, workshops and sessions with leading UK conducting tutors. In her final year, Lucy conducted the University Concert and Wind Orchestras as Cambridge University Musical Society's Assistant Conductor, and she was Musical Director for the University Opera Society's production of Bernstein’s Candide
 
Since leaving university, Lucy has continues to work with the National Youth Choirs of Scotland (NYCoS) and Great Britain (NYCGB) and was recently appointed as the conductor of the NYCGB Boys' Choir for 2018. As a passionate music educator, she conducts and trains several youth choirs and ensembles, including the Taplow Boys' Choir, Taplow Children's Choir and Farnham Training Choir. She also works for the Kingston Music Service as conductor of the Kingston Youth Orchestra and Kingston Training Orchestra. 

Lucy is the Musical Director of the Reading A440 Choir who perform over ten concerts per year. As a church musician, she is Director of Music at Holy Trinity Church in Dartford where she conducts the choir of professional choral scholars. 

Lucy now receives regular conducting tuition from Neil Ferris, and has received masterclass and private tuition from John Dickson (USA), Peter Stark (RCM), Natalia Luis-Bassa (RCM), Peter Hanke (Denmark), Michael Reife (Germany), Sian Edwards (RAM), Tim Brown (Cambridge), Madeleine Venner (Hallé), Greg Beardsell (NYCGB), Amy Bebbington (ABCD) and Paul Brough (RAM). 

Full biography and CV available on request.